Swedish speciality steel and tool maker Sandvik (SAND.ST: Quote) said on Wednesday it was appointing Ola Salmen as new chief financial officer.

Salmen succeeds Per Nordberg who at his own request is leaving to pursue other opportunities, the company said in a statement.

Salmen, who assumes the position on Sept. 1, is currently chief financial officer of spirits maker Vin & Sprit, owned by French alcoholic drinks group Pernod Ricard SA (PERP.PA: Quote). (Editing by David Holmes)

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